“Leadership is about achieving greatness by bringing out the greatness in others”
- Contemplate greatness and develop a powerful desire to achieve it.
- Develop a deep sense of personal dignity.
- Understand and practice the six virtues that make up the Virtuous Leadership System: Magnanimity, Humility, Prudence, Courage, Self-mastery and Justice.
- Discover your weaknesses and strengths.
- Discover your mission and fulfill it.
- Improve your corporate culture and mission orientation of your organization.
- Contemplation (Heart)
- Reflection (Mind)
- Decision and Action (Will)
- Knowledge: study the main qualities of virtuous leaders.
- Self-knowledgeе: discover your strengths and flaws from a virtuous leadership perspective.
- Self-improvement: develop a method to improve your virtuous leadership capabilities.
- Self-fulfillment: become what you are.
What is character? Case study “Edouard Michelin”. Michelin’s character and achievements. Limitations and dangers of technical leadership. Virtuous Leadership and management. Case study “Darwin Smith”. Smith’s character and achievements. What is character? The “spiral of growth”: heart, will and mind. Virtuous Leadership and success.
What is temperament? Discover the strengths and weakness of your temperament. “Temperament is not an obstacle to leadership, whereas lack of character most definitely is”. Building a self-development strategy.
Rules or virtues? The goal of life is not the observance of rules and laws: it is self-improvement, personal growth, human excellence. Virtues, not rules, make people great. Corporate Codes of Ethics are a starting point, not a goal. Spiritual freedom, unity of life, practical wisdom, creativity and cultural maturity. Case studies “Chesley Sullenberger” and “Stanislav Petrov”.
Magnanimity and Humility. Inclusion, empowerment, collegiality, succession. Case study “Stanley C. Gault”. Case Study “Herb Kelleher”. Case study “Alexandre Solzhenitsyn”. Case study “The miserable life”. Levels of motivation. Altruistic motivation. “Feelgoodism”.
Your Mission. Your story, not your whims, defines your mission. Discovering the cultural or social challenge you are called to respond to with passion and dedication. Your mission’s statement. The relation between your personal mission and the corporate mission.
Some of our Presentations around the World
2011. UNIV Congress, Rome
Presentation to a group of 400 university students
2012. US Army War College, Carlisle
Alex Havard was one of the highest rated speakers at the US Army War College, where he spoke to the USAWC Class of 2012.
2014. Skolkovo Business School, Moscow
Presentation for a group of 300 HR specialists
2012. Harvard Business School, Boston
Presentation for MBA students
2014. Canadian Parliament, Ottawa
Presentation to a group of deputies invited by Andrew Sheer, the Speaker of the House of Commons, 32, the youngest Speaker in the chamber’s history.
2016. Leo the Great Theater, Paris
Presentation to a group of 500
2013: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Fall Church
Presentation for SCS Directors
2009: Book Presentation, Helsinki
Virtuous Leadership was published in Finnish as Hyvejohtajuus. Among the panelists at the event were the Finnish MEPs Timo Soini (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Sari Essayah (World Champion in Women’s Race Walking and president of the Finnish Christian Democrats party).
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Resolute Asset Management
Plan B Technologies
X5 Retail Group
IESE Business School
Strathmore business school
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics
Higher School of Economics